Location: Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room
Opening Night, Wednesday 2 November at 7pm
This exhibition is made possible through a bequest from the estate of his wife Maree Elizabeth Heffernan, who was the proprietor of the Gordon Edgerton Gallery and assisted Edward with editing the Victorian Artists Society’s Journal.
The judge for this year's exhibition will be Warren Crossett. Warren is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His work is often an ode to the past, with elements of the old masters, surrealism, and contemporary art. Often employing symbols and metaphors of contemporary existence. When depicting general subjects the philosophy of beauty in simple things is displayed. He began his career as an illustrator producing artwork for many different areas, from children’s books to national and international blue chip companies.
In late 2015 he moved his attention to fine art only. His subject matter ranges from traditional portraiture, conceptual themes, and portraits with incorporated symbology, landscapes, some still life, private commissions and even abstract work.
In 2015 he won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and since then has been a finalist in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery Award ‘The Darling Prize’, exhibited in the Salon De Refuses for the Wynne Prize as well as a finalist for the Doug Moran Prize in 2021 and a semi-finalist on 3 other occasions.
Jill Shalless—'Twisted Dance, Anglesea', charcoal & pastel pencil
Gwendoline Krumins VAS—'What was that', ink
Ulrich Stalph—'Pamula River', charcoal
Colin Shaw—'Music Man', charcoal
Louise Foletta VAS—'Burnt Landscape', ash form the 2009 fires
Sam Bruere—'Jubilant', charcoal
Linda Weil—'Mangler Fish', graphite
Jill Shalless—'Twisted Dance, Anglesea', charcoal & pastel pencil, first prize winner 2022
Gwendoline Krumins VAS—'What was that', ink, second prize winner 2022
Ulrich Stalph—'Pamula River', charcoal, third prize winner 2022
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.